Cucumber and Cheddar Cheese Salad with a Creamy Dill Sauce

Cucumbers are tricky. You can enjoy it’s crisp taste all by itself. But, like most things, it’s also yummy with a dip. You can top a salad or a sandwich with cucumbers as well. But sometimes I have a cucumber in my fridge and don’t know what to do with it. Which is how I crafted this simple yet luxurious salad.

Four ingredients: cucumber, cheddar cheese, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), and dill. I knew that cucumber needed to be eaten, and my taste buds were craving cheddar cheese. I wanted to whip up a side dish, so a creamy cold sauce could go on top. And then I’d find an herb to pair with the mixture that would seal the deal like a bow on a package.

Cucumber and cheddar cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly, although most people wouldn’t naturally put their flavors together. Dried dill is a distinct herb that complements cheddar cheese and embraces the crisp flavor of cucumber. Lastly, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) makes an excellent base for a sauce that doesn’t compete with the other flavors; besides, I use olive oil for everything so it’s about time I find another sauce.

Mix everything together in a bowl and enjoy it cold. You could add grape tomatoes or thin slices of red onion if desired. Keeping it simple tastes amazing!

Cucumber and Cheddar Cheese Salad with a Creamy Dill Sauce

Cucumber and Cheddar Cheese Salad with a Creamy Dill Sauce

A refreshing and luxurious side salad of 4 simple ingredients: cucumber, cheddar cheese, dill, and sour cream.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 medium cucumber, any kind
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, diced
  • 2-4 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp dried dill


  1. Peel the cucumber and slice into small bite-sized pieces. (Hint: Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise, and then slice each of those in half lengthwise to get 4 long strips. Chop each of those strips into bite-sized pieces.)
  2. Dice the cheddar cheese into pieces the same size as your cucumber chunks.
  3. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and dried dill. Then toss your cucumber and cheddar cheese in the sour cream. 
  4. Serve immediately. Tastes best when chilled! 


You can sub the sour cream with Greek yogurt.

Fresh dill can be used in this recipe as well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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